EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WIRELESS RADIATION
Our wireless devices transmit and receive information through the air using invisible radiofrequency (RF) waves.
RF waves are composed of electric and magnetic energy fields that move together through space.
The waves transfer packets of digital information that is converted into audio, video, pictures, text, images and other data.
RF waves are comprised of electric and magnetic energy fields that move together through space creating non-ionizing radiation.
Here at 5GMDs, we commonly refer to the non-ionizing radiation produced by RF waves as “wireless radiation”.
Wireless radiation is non-ionizing but can still cause biological changes
Radiation is classified as “ionizing” when its frequency becomes high enough that it has enough energy to remove electrons from the matter it is passing through and can directly damage DNA. X-rays are an example of ionizing radiation.
Wireless radiation is non-ionizing radiation does not have enough energy to remove an electron from an atom (ionize) and cause cancer by directly damaging cellular DNA.
However, heating and other biological changes can occur when the body absorbs high levels of wireless radiation; this can lead to cell and tissue damage and potentially even cancer over time.
The closer you are to the source of wireless radiation, the higher your exposure will be.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
The Electromagnetic Spectrum pictured below summarizes the different types of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that exist.
Examples of of information-carrying radiofrequency waves are shown in the middle of the graphic.
Radiofrequency waves are a type of EMF that produce non-ionizing “wireless” radiation
Frequency is defined as the number of complete wave cycles that occur in one second. Frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). For example, an EMF wave with a frequency of 100 Hz would complete one hundred cycles in one second.
Wavelength is the distance covered by one complete cycle of the RF wave
RF waves can be transmitted at many different frequencies.
Radiofrequency wave frequencies range from 300 cycles per second (300 Hz) to 300 billion cycles per second (300 GHz).
Higher frequency = higher energy = shorter wavelength.
Common sources of wireless radiation
Cellular Phones (5G, 4G, 3G, 2G)
Cell Phone Towers
Wi-Fi/ Wireless Routers
Desktop, Laptop and Tablet Computers
Smart Utility Meters
Wireless Alarm Systems and Security Cameras
Wireless Videogame Consoles
Smart TVs, Appliances and Devices
Wireless Baby Monitors
Broadcast Television and Radio Signals
Global Positioning System (GPS) devices
Security screening scanners
Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) Technology
Near-field communication (NFC) Technology
TV Streaming Devices
Bluetooth Devices: Headsets, headphones, microphones, speakers, keyboards, game controllers, mice